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poppa flex
01-10-2009, 11:35 AM
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MPB
01-10-2009, 11:48 AM
That was a great lift. Also, where can you get that kind of bench? I've never seen one w/ racks that move like that. Looks really good especially you can unrack it by yourself and still maintain your arch/back tightness.

CleverName
01-10-2009, 02:28 PM
That's pretty crazy, especially that arch. I'm not doubting or anything, but how much of your ass was on the bench?

Love the energy from your buddies though, it helps a lot! :D

ZenMonkey
01-10-2009, 06:02 PM
Awesome lift man!

Buccos1
01-11-2009, 07:45 AM
Nice job!

Wannabelean
01-11-2009, 07:54 AM
Good Lord, nice job indeed!

Detard
01-11-2009, 12:03 PM
Great job, cool bench!

poppa flex
01-11-2009, 01:15 PM
always in contact man!
i also keep it down so when meet day comes im prepared!!
i do alot of stretching and practicing with pipes and different movements to be more flexible!

thanks for all the compliments!!

smokinHawk
01-11-2009, 01:29 PM
good job, i know a 405raw bench at 180 is hard :)

johnnyo_99
01-11-2009, 01:52 PM
where do you get a bench that helps you lift off like that?

chris mason
01-11-2009, 09:20 PM
Great lifting!

Travis Bell
01-11-2009, 09:28 PM
Great lift Kris! Good to see you here.

What kind of elbow wraps were those?

Jweik84
01-12-2009, 04:05 AM
Noob question. Is your back supposed to be arched like that? That looks like it would do some serious damage to your back lol.

poppa flex
01-12-2009, 05:21 AM
Great lift Kris! Good to see you here.

What kind of elbow wraps were those?

thanks man!!
convicts from apt
there the best out there man!!

poppa flex
01-12-2009, 05:22 AM
where do you get a bench that helps you lift off like that?


best person to ask is jim parrish of joe average strength
it was his old bench from back in the day!
im not a big fan of it!!we couldnt use the power room that day bc of the spin class!so we got stuck on that!

poppa flex
01-12-2009, 05:23 AM
Great lifting!

and im proud to say i was fueled with RESULTS that day too man!!goood stuff

poppa flex
01-12-2009, 05:24 AM
Noob question. Is your back supposed to be arched like that? That looks like it would do some serious damage to your back lol.


if it hurts me.chiro ,massage therapist!
you gotta stretch out very good and get used to it!it takes years to get a good arch pain free!always wear a belt so you take your air into youir stomach and squezz hard against the belt!

Pete22
01-12-2009, 11:45 AM
Nice job, love the intensity (you and your partners).

Chris Rodgers
01-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Great bench Kris!


Great lift Kris! Good to see you here.

What kind of elbow wraps were those?


Travis- have you used any of APT's stuff? THey make some serious wraps/sleeves. I use Convict wrist wraps and Strangulator Knee wraps. Very gangsta!

ColdBlue
01-12-2009, 09:17 PM
Awesome lift.

I never really got how people could arch their back like that (I always keep my back almost flat on the bench), cause I tried it once and good god did my my back hurt afterwards.

poppa flex
01-13-2009, 05:10 AM
Awesome lift.

I never really got how people could arch their back like that (I always keep my back almost flat on the bench), cause I tried it once and good god did my my back hurt afterwards.

takes time and practice man!and lot of stretching!!it used to hurt all the time!
not anymore tho

Travis Bell
01-13-2009, 08:10 AM
Great bench Kris!




Travis- have you used any of APT's stuff? THey make some serious wraps/sleeves. I use Convict wrist wraps and Strangulator Knee wraps. Very gangsta!

Yeah I've got a couple sets of the Convict wrist wraps

I tried the elbow wraps once but they added too much to my bench to be real helpful. I don't wear elbow wraps or sleeves much at all anymore though

Painzer
01-13-2009, 10:00 AM
That is an awesome press man! But is it truely a raw bench if you are using elbow wraps? I seriously don't know, I'm not trying to downplay your lift. I just didn't know if you could use elbow wraps for raw meets.

poppa flex
01-13-2009, 03:55 PM
That is an awesome press man! But is it truely a raw bench if you are using elbow wraps? I seriously don't know, I'm not trying to downplay your lift. I just didn't know if you could use elbow wraps for raw meets.

its cool man
it really dont bother me!i wear them bc i can!i have no intentions of doing any meets coming up.in some federations i know you can waer sleeves

darracq please email me

L3THAL
01-16-2009, 12:37 PM
Good Bench Bro! Quick question, I have also always kept my back flat when benching, what is the advantage/disadvantages of the arch in the back!

poppa flex
01-16-2009, 02:04 PM
Good Bench Bro! Quick question, I have also always kept my back flat when benching, what is the advantage/disadvantages of the arch in the back!

shortin the range of motion.by pushing your heels threw the floor increases leg drive so you push up on the traps !!very key to setting up

ku_med
01-18-2009, 08:11 AM
very impressive, poppa flex .... you put me to shame :cry:

love the energy from your boys

poppa flex
01-18-2009, 12:32 PM
thanks man!!appreciate it!!
my team is what makes me do it man.gotta have a good crew!!

poppa flex
01-18-2009, 12:33 PM
very impressive, poppa flex .... you put me to shame :cry:

love the energy from your boys

takes time man!its a mental game!!i live for saturday morning bench sessions!!live and you learn!!